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22 October 2012

Wordery - a new online retailer for marketplace channels

Wordery is a new online book retailer that will be launched on marketplace websites from today. It aims quickly to capture and grow sales through a combination of competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Wordery is a joint venture between a team of retail specialist headed by Will Jones, (formerly a director of the Book Depository) and Bertrams the leading book wholesaler based in Norwich.

The business has ambitious plans to become a leading marketplace retailer and is considering a consumer website as early as 2013.

Speaking about the launch, Managing Director, Will Jones, said:

"Wordery is a great opportunity for publishers to increase incremental sales. We’re determined to be independent and flexible, offering consumers competitive prices backed by great service.

The arrangement with Bertrams is simple. Wordery will lead with retailing and marketing expertise; Bertrams’ role is to fulfil orders from their distribution centre. By sharing our respective skills we believe Wordery can become a significant new player in book retailing."

Graeme Underhill, Managing Director, Bertrams, added,

"The venture with Wordery is part of our sales-led strategy, which recognises we need to seek opportunities and not wait for them to emerge."

Publishers wanting to discuss sales opportunities with Wordery should contact Steve Potter on steve@wordery.com.